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Business Director

  • Business Director
  • Auckland
  • $140k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Closed
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Role is with:

Leighton Howl Recruitment Director

Are you an ambitious talented agency activator with the connections, networks, and desire to unlock new industries and clients? We’re seeking a proactive, energetic, and strategic business development expert whose career spans big clients, big deals and knows what it takes to win and be rewarded along the way.

Do you possess excellent credentials as an agency senior suit or partner, ready to bring your passion for driving agency growth?

Our Auckland-based client, a full-service independent creative agency is investing in business growth and is now seeking a top-performing suit and business development expert. This role will focus on new client acquisition, with the successful candidate bringing their high-level relationships and astute new business acumen into the team.

They will be responsible for the management of new business plans, networking, and pulling together agency resources for powerful RFP pitches, lead generation, and converting this into new long-lasting business.

The successful recruit will have the energy and marketing campaign credentials in creative, digital, and brand to make an instant impression and genuinely add value to grow existing clients and attract new clients. About 70% of their time will be on new business, the balance will be integrating big ideas for TVCs, collateral, print ads, radio, digital, and social media campaigns for clients. 

They will be uber-strong at forming strong and trusting client relationships, where people will trust and buy off them. They are ready in their career for the flexibility and empowerment that a role with an enticing 8% on all revenue commission structure rewards success.

Got a million-dollar client in your pocket? The first $80k is yours!

Sound like you? APPLY TODAY!

The breakdown

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Minimum 12 years of creative, digital or marketing agency commercial experience
  • Min 2 years in new business acquisition
  • Industry-relevant experience
  • Well-networked and regarded in the agency and client world
  • Excellent at building and retaining strong client relationships
  • Brings proven success in campaign management.

Some key responsibilities and attributes are:

  • A proven agency senior suit with experience working on big brands
  • Enjoys and excels at building client relationships
  • Can put together a large integrated campaign
  • Writes with clarity and is an outstanding communicator
  • Can run and pull together new business pitches
  • Works collaboratively internally
  • Can present at large networking forums (if required)
  • Commercial and client-focused

Are you someone who is…

  • Confident risk taker, quick to realise opportunities
  • Personable, warm, likeable and trusted
  • Approachable, highly presentable, and professional
  • Loves winning and the financial reward 

The reward

  • $140k base
  • 8% straight-line commission on all new business revenue
  • Phone & computer
  • Travel Mileage allowance

Apply today

If this role sounds like you, apply today or email Recruitment Director Leighton Howl directly at [email protected] with a brief summary of why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

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